Andrea Catherwood, award winning broadcaster and presenter is an ambassador of Hope UK.
We are delighted that Andrea not only lends her name to the charity but also takes a 'hands on' role, assisting us with our media work and sponsoring two children in Kolkata.
The actor Christopher Biggins is also an Ambassador of HOPE UK as well as a child sponsor.
‘Hope allows us to be aware of the deprivation that street children endure in the third world, and allows us to do something about it. That is why I am thrilled to a patron of such a worthy charity. We can have the creature comforts at home, but let’s not forget the children who desperately need our help’.
Patrons We are delighted that the following have agreed to be patrons of The Hope Foundation:
Dame Joan Plowright ‘I can think of nothing more important than rescuing vulnerable children from the dangers and violence of the streets. The Hope Foundation offers them a lifeline of support, care and education and the chance of a brighter future. I am very happy to be a patron of such a deserving charity.’
Dame Judi Dench ‘I am aware that the plight of the street children in Kolkata needs our immediate attention and I had no hesitation in becoming a patron of the Hope Foundation, in the hope that I might be able to help in some way.’
Simon Low, Principal of The Yoga Academy:
'I believe that Yoga is India's greatest gift to the world. Yoga Academy teachers, trainees and I are coming together to give something back. We are raising awareness and funds for The Hope Foundation's work for India's street and slum children through donation yoga days and classes, fundraising events and sponsorships.'
Richard E Grant ‘Education is Salvation'
Edward fox OBE ‘I am delighted to be a patron of the Hope Foundation’
Sir Ronald Harwood CBE ‘I was profoundly honoured to be asked to become a Patron of Hope and accepted without a moment’s thought. It is a new and splendid charity and I fervently hope it receives all the support it so richly deserves.’
Alistair Morrison I have had the excellent fortune to be involved, through my photography, with a number of charitable ventures over the years, and am extremely proud to have been asked to be a patron for ‘HOPE’. It remains our collective responsibility and obligation to make the world’s children our priority and to find our own individual ways to contribute to their safe future. We have a duty to create as safe an environment as possible for our children, a notion that is supported wholly by the HOPE FOUNDATION'
Robert Duncan ‘As we sit in our comfortable bubble, it is hard to imagine the deprivation that the street children in the third world have to endure. So the realization came to me in the eye-watering reality when my daughter showed me the photographs she had taken during a trip with the Hope Foundation. Being a patron and adding my limited support is the very least I can do and I feel honoured to be invited.’
Julian Shah ‘I am absolutely delighted to be a patron of such a worthwhile charity.’
Jenni Murray OBE ‘I am very pleased to be involved with a charity that works primarily with severely underprivileged children and the difficulties they encounter.’
The Hope Foundation for Street Children is a Scottish Guarantee Company (Company No SC335711) recognised as a Scottish Charity under Scottish Charity No. SC038809. Registered office address: The Hope Foundation, Magnum House, High Street, Lane End, Bucks, HP14 3JG. Website created by www.soundsolutions.co.uk (C) 2011